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The Spy came up with the idea to grease the surface from a part that you are wheeling.
The advantage you get from this is that you better see what you are doing because the tracks show this way each time yopu make a pass.
You can also point an area with your finger where you have to wheel.
please give it a try and let us know what you think.
06-08-2004, 12:00 PM
Cool idea. Mark Kennison uses a wet mix of powered graphite and paint thinner on his power hammer.
06-08-2004, 04:46 PM
I use WD40 - easier to clean off than grease - one wipe or two and it gets "dark" and even easier to see.
Your mileage may vary
Jacin in Ohio
06-09-2004, 06:57 PM
On the power hammer where you absolutely have to track your hit patterns I also use penatrating oil as it is always handy and cleans off easy. This would also work on the wheel to track with.Kerosene might work better as it wouldn`t evaporate as fast. Dutch
06-14-2004, 10:00 AM
I tried out wheelin with grease this weekend. A thin haze across the panel work great. I found out that contact area of the lower anvil was a lot wider then I thought.
I've found it also helps with tracking to scuff the panel with a scotch-brite pad in a circular pattern.
02-26-2006, 07:22 AM
Penetrating oil (wd40), and spray it on! Use it with the wheel, use it with the planisher, power hammer, work smarter!
02-28-2006, 09:26 PM
I'm too cheap for that grease and WD-40 stuff--I use diesel. :D
I've never really had a problem seeing the track. I guess it's the lighting. I think the steel gives up some carbon the more you work it too. With that and a light oil coat, there's black everywhere. The tinner's Dykem. :D
02-28-2006, 09:47 PM
Yikes, grease and oil on your panels. Holy moly, that will make a mess of your buck and flexible shape patterns in a hurry.:o
I sometimes use a light spray of WD -40 when using my planishing hammer to keep the dies from scratching the panel but I hate doing it.
When English wheeling you don't need oil or grease.
03-02-2006, 03:17 AM
Everthing I run through the wheel or planisher gets wd-40'd. I guess I get that from when I learned on the power hammer at Fay Butler's. He uses plenty of oil and greases the hammer all the time, but then again, the hammer needs grease. As for oiling the sheet metal, I just find it easier to get my tracking down and see what I'm doing, even with good lighting. I think this is just more of a personal preference issue than anything else.
03-02-2006, 04:30 AM
doesnt the grease mess up the paint job in the end ?
i know with autobody repair, ive heard its possible to get wax into the metal if you grind a fresly waxed paint job ... i would think that beating the grease into the panel with a powerhammer or e-wheel would be just as bad
or is that all just an old wives tail ?
03-02-2006, 05:34 PM
doesnt the grease mess up the paint job in the end ? But Nick, we're metal guys - not painters http://126.96.36.199/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif http://188.8.131.52/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif http://184.108.40.206/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif
03-03-2006, 12:54 AM
But Nick, we're metal guys - not painters http://220.127.116.11/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif http://18.104.22.168/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif http://22.214.171.124/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif
Like my sig says, don't make other people's problems your problems..... :grin:
03-03-2006, 03:38 AM
lol .. grease in the metal IS my problem, im a car guy who has done, and will again be doing, bodywork for a living
and pretty much all the custom metalwork i do in the future while be for automotive applications, mostly exterior stuff too, so its all gonna be painted
notthat i realy have to worry, cause at the moment im a hand tool guy
03-03-2006, 05:49 AM
Even brandy new shiney sheet has oil on it to keep it from rusting. Thats what wax & GREASE removers job is. Seriously, grease or oil is no problem other than being messy to work with. It'll wash right off with the right product. I would use solvent to begin with as it's much cheaper than W & G remover.
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